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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name and was released on 18 November, 2005. It is directed by Mike Newell, Patrick Doyle composed the film's music. The film focuses on a hidden plot to revive Lord Voldemort and the dangers that Harry Potter faces during a prestigious tournament hosted at Hogwarts.
During the summer before his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter has a dream of an elderly muggle-caretaker by the name of Frank Bryce who creeps into an abandoned house and listens to Lord Voldemort plotting against Harry with Wormtail and an unidentified man, planning to gather their "old comrades" to kill Harry Potter. Frank gets spotted by Nagini, a gigantic vivid snake, who informs Voldemort of another presence in the house, and Frank is also caught by the people in the room and killed seconds later. Harry woke up sweating at the Burrow. Before the start of term, the Weasleys take Harry to the final of the 422nd Quidditch World Cup, and during their journey they meet up with Amos Diggory and his son Cedric who also attends Hogwarts. They stay at a wizarding campsite and watch Ireland defeat Bulgaria. After the match, a gang of Death Eaters rampaged through the campsite, causing panic among the wizards and burning their tents. Harry is separated from his friends, falls to the ground, and someone accidentally kicks him in the face, knocking him unconscious. Harry wakes up to see the destroyed camp. Harry sees the unidentified man he saw in his nightmares casting the Dark Mark over the camp-site. Harry manages to regroup with the Weasleys and they leave.
At Hogwarts, the Triwizard Tournament is announced to take place at Hogwarts that school year. As such, two delegations from other European schools join the Hogwarts students. A new Defence Against the Dark Arts is introduced as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, an Auror who is widely believed to be "as mad as a hatter".
The Goblet of Fire, an object used to select three participants to the Triwizard Tournament, chooses Fleur Delacour (from Beauxbatons), Viktor Krum (from Durmstrang) and Cedric Diggory. Unexpectedly, and despite the fact that he was not old enough to enter the Tournament, the Goblet chooses a fourth Champion: Harry Potter, who swears afterwards that he didn't put his name forward, and Moody confirms that the skills needed to confuse the Goblet of Fire are beyond him. Bartemius Crouch, the Head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation at the Ministry of Magic stated that Harry has no choice but to participate, as the Goblet of Fire constitutes a binding magical contract. Meanwhile, the majority of the students turn against Harry believing he arranged to put his name forward in a bid for glory; even Ron doesn't believe Harry, causing the two to stop talking.
Harry discovers that the First Task consists on stealing a Golden Egg from a Dragon after Hagrid takes him into the forest and shows him the dragons. He tells Cedric about it. Harry succeeds in collecting the Egg during the First Task. This Golden Egg contains a clue inside to what the Second Task is. Grateful about Harry telling him about the Dragons, Cedric tells Harry how to solve the clue within the Egg. Afterwards, Ron realises that Harry would never put himself forward into the kind of danger he's facing and the two become best friends once again.
During the winter holidays, Hogwarts hosts the Yule Ball, where Ron jealously learns that Hermione had a date all along, and it was Viktor Krum. After a hurtful argument, Harry goes to bed, and he gets another similar dream; this time, it has flashes of the Riddle Grave and Harry is in Frank's point of view. He wakes up after he sees Voldemort casting the Killing Curse.
The Second Task consisted in saving a personal treasure from the waters of the Black Lake. Having obtained Gillyweed beforehand (thanks to Neville providing the information from a book), Harry is able to breath underwater and rescue a petrified Ron Weasley from the depths of the Lake. For also saving Gabrielle Delacour, whose saviour had been attacked by Grindylows, Fleur kisses Harry on both cheeks and the Triwizard Judges agree in awarding Harry second place, for "outstanding moral fibre".
When returning to the Castle after the Task, Harry finds Bartemius Crouch, one of the Triwizard Judges, who congratulates him on his achievement, stating that Harry's parents would be proud. Bartemius says, with a meaningful tone, that after losing one's family "[we are] never whole again". Crouch's talk is cut short by Moody who starts accusing Crouch of attempting to recruit Harry to one of the Ministry's summer internships. Suddenly, Moody flicks his tongue in a snake-like manner, causing Crouch to become alarmed and leaves with a horrified look on his face. Later, Harry finds Barty Crouch Sr's dead body in the Forbidden Forest.
He goes to Dumbledore's Office, where the Headmaster was having a conversation with Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic and Professor Moody. Harry overhears Fudge telling Dumbledore he will not cancel the Triwizard Tournament, as he does not want "to be seen as a coward".
The three wizards leave the office, escorting the Minister out of the Castle, and Dumbledore tells Harry he can have some Licorice Snap in his absence. When the candy suddenly bites Harry on the hand, he goes against a cupboard and notices that a strange stone basin was stored inside. Harry peers to the blue-ish liquid/smoke swirling inside it and suddenly falls inside it. He falls into a very high courtroom, where a Council of dark-robed wizards were sitting. Among them were Albus Dumbledore, Alastor Moody and, presiding over the hearing, Bartemius Crouch. Igor Karkaroff (the current Highmaster of Durmstrang) was in chains at the centre of the room.
No one seems to notice Harry and a wizard passes right through him. Harry learns Karkaroff had been brought from Azkaban at his own request to give Death Eaters names to the Council, in exchange for his freedom. He gives some names including Snape's, although Dumbledore vouches for his loyalty (revealing to Harry that Snape was a Death Eater, however switched sides and became a spy for Dumbledore), however the majority of the information is useless as the Council were already aware these people were Death Eaters. Karkaroff then names Augustus Rookwood of the Department of Mysteries; this information is new to the Council, so Crouch promises to conduct a review but Karkaroff is desperate to avoid returning to Azkaban and puts forward another name... the Death Eater which had helped torture Auror Frank Longbottom and his wife into insanity: Barty Crouch Jr. Crouch Jr, sitting at the courtroom among the other wizards, stands up and tries to run from the courtroom. He is stunned by Moody and Harry was able to recognise Crouch Jr. as the servant of Lord Voldemort which he had seen in his dreams, and also casting the Dark Mark on the Quidditch World Cup campsite. Crouch is brought to his father who disowns him on the spot (during this Crouch is seen to flick his tongue similar to how Moody was earlier).
Harry emerges again from the strange basin, to Dumbledore's Office where the Headmaster was waiting for him. Dumbledore tells him that the basin is called a Pensieve and is used to visualise memories. Dumbledore then tells Harry that Crouch Jr. was sent to Azkaban, an act that destroyed his father. When heading to the Gryffindor Tower, Harry finds Professor Snape and Igor Karkaroff talking about the Dark Marks on their arms deeming its darkening "a sign". After Karkaroff leaves, Snape accuses Harry of stealing not only Gillyweed (which he did not do) but also Boomslang skin and Lacewing flies (essential ingredients for the Polyjuice Potion) and accuses him and his friends of brewing Polyjuice Potion.
The Third Task consists on finding the Triwizard Cup, hidden by Professor Moody inside an enchanted hedge maze. Harry, Viktor, Cedric, and Fleur enter the Maze. Krum stuns Fleur and them proceeds to attack Cedric, but ended up stunning himself. Both Cedric and Harry notice the Triwizard Cup at the same time and start running towards it. Cedric is then engulfed by some roots, who make him fall and start attacking him. Harry stops and saves Cedric. They both get to the Cup and agree to touch the Cup together. The Cup was a Portkey and they are magically transported into the graveyard of Harry's tormenting nightmares. Wormtail appears from a crypt, carrying a weakened Voldemort and proceeds to kill Cedric on Voldemort's orders. He charms the Riddles' gravestone to hold Harry down and starts making a potion to restore Voldemort's body. The potions succeeds and Voldemort rises out of the cauldron, powerful once more.
The Death Eaters are summoned and Voldemort orders Harry to duel him. While duelling, their wands are locked in Priori Incantatem. The echoes of Harry's parents, Cedric and Frank Bryce exit out of Voldemort's wand and create a diversion, with Harry's parents informing him that he has been "so brave". Harry does not break contact until his mother orders him to with a "Sweetheart, you're ready. Let go! Let go!" Harry released the Priori Incantatem, grabs Cedric's body and summons the Triwizard Cup with Accio. Harry disappears, the echoes fade, and Voldemort gives a roar of fury.
His plan has gone wrong, and Harry has escaped. Upon arriving at Hogwarts, Moody takes Harry into his office where he reveals to be behind all the unusual events of the year: it was he who put Harry's name in the Goblet, it was he who suggested Hagrid take Potter into the woods to see the dragons, it was he who told Cedric how to discover the clue in the Golden Egg, it was he who gave Neville Longbottom the book about Gillyweed, it was he who bewitched Viktor in the maze, and finally it was he who made the Triwizard Cup a Portkey. Upon realising that the real Moody would not get Harry away from Dumbledore, he, Snape and McGonagall follow him and disarm him. Moody was in fact Bartemius Crouch Jr., who drank Polyjuice Potion the whole year so he could turn into Moody, who was locked in a magical chest in the office and has been arranging events to ensure Harry made it to the third task (making certain Hagrid knew about the dragons so he would tell Harry, and lending Neville the book that contained the information of the gillyweed). The professors and Harry leave the room and Snape stays, his wand pointed at Bartemius's face; in which Bartemius makes a final snake-like flick of his tongue. A Memorial Feast is held at the Great Hall, in memory of Cedric, where Dumbledore announces, against the Minister's will, that Voldemort is back once more. Afterwards Harry, Ron and Hermione reflect on events knowing that Hogwarts will never be the same.
- Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid
- Brendan Gleeson as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
- Warwick Davis as Filius Flitwick
- David Bradley as Argus Filch
- Unidentified actress as Female Hogwarts teacher
- Paul Bannon as Wizard teacher
- Unidentified actress as Healer
Other Hogwarts DenizensEdit
Order of the PhoenixEdit
Lord Voldemort, His Death Eaters and FollowersEdit
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
- Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew
- David Tennant as Barty Crouch Jr.
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy
- Ashley Artus as Walden Macnair
- Paschal Friel as Nott
- Philip Rham as Crabbe
- Richard Rosson as Goyle
- Alex Palmer as Avery
- Olivia Higginbottom as Unidentified Female Death Eater
- Barry Dowden as Unidentified Male Death Eater at the Riddle Graveyard (I) (uncredited)
- Paul Davies as Death Eater (uncredited)
- Tiana Benjamin as Angelina Johnson
- Alfie Enoch as Dean Thomas
- Unknown Actress as Eloise Midgeon (uncredited)
- James Phelps as Fred Weasley
- Oliver Phelps as George Weasley
- Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley
- Sara Bispham as Gryffindor Girl (uncredited)
- Mona Khalili as Gryffindor Girl (uncredited)
- Melanie Bright as Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
- Daniel Larner as Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
- Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom
- William Melling as Nigel Wolpert
- Shefali Chowdhury as Parvati Patil
- Devon Murray as Seamus Finnigan
- Jade Persaud-Walters as Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
- Jamal Hue-Bonner as Gryffindor Student (uncredited)
- Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory
- Louis Doyle as Ernie Macmillan
- Charlotte Skeoch as Hannah Abbott
- Siobhan Ellen Williams as Hufflepuff Girl (Uncredited)
- Jack Bagley as Stebbins (Scenes deleted and uncredited)
- Katie Leung as Cho Chang
- Afshan Azad as Padma Patil
- Jessica Foden, Emily Aitcheson and another Unknown Actress as Cho's friends (Uncredited)
- Joel Babbington as Ravenclaw Student (Uncredited)
- Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Roger Davies
- Lilian France as S. Fawcett (Scenes deleted and uncredited)
- Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy
- Josh Herdman as Gregory Goyle
- Jamie Waylett as Vincent Crabbe
- Emily Grace as Slytherin Girl (Uncredited)
- 'Mala Su Mabey as George Weasley's dance partner (Uncredited) (Possibly a student of Beauxbatons)
- Sarah Harrison as Schoolgirl
- Lucy Elworthy as School Girl
- Jake Addley as School Boy
- Carly Houston as Student
- Sophie Lamont as Schoolchild
- Christina Cuttell as School Girl
- Kelsey Gallacher as Schoolchild
- Joanne Sandi as Student
- Katie Dorrington as Hogwarts student
- Kaya Lockiby-Belgrave as Hogwarts student (Uncredited)
- Hannah Cornish as student
- Sonny Ward as student (Uncredited)
Beauxbatons Staff and StudentsEdit
- Frances de la Tour as Olympe Maxime
- Clémence Poésy as Fleur Delacour
- Angelica Mandy as Gabrielle Delacour
- Simpson McKendry (Uncredited), Lucy Casson, Arielle Brown, Emma de Vees, Janine Craig, Funda Onal, Alexandra Craig, Danielle Crockford, Jo Simpson and 3 Unknown Actresses as Beauxbatons girls
Durmstrang Staff and StudentsEdit
- Predrag Bjelac as Igor Karkaroff (Credited as "Predja Bjelac")
- Tolga Safer as Igor Karkaroff's aide
- Stanislav Ianevski as Viktor Krum
- Oliver Miceli, Ponciano Almeida, Anthony Trahearn, Aaron Sillis, Mark Franks, Greg Kolpakchi, Lee Knight and an Unknown Actor as Durmstrang boys
- Unknown as Durmstrang Teacher
Ministry of MagicEdit
- Robert Hardy as Cornelius Fudge
- Roger Lloyd-Pack as Barty Crouch Sr.
- Jeff Rawle as Amos Diggory
- Alan Watts as Assistant Judge
- Campbell Graham as Unidentified Ministry Wizard (I)
- Liam McKenna as Ministry Wizard
- Christopher Whittingham as Ministry Wizard
- David Sterne as Ministry Wizard
- Flip Webster as Ministry Witch
- Anne Lacy as Ministry Witch
- Su Elliot as Ministry Witch
- Sheila Allen as Ministry Witch
Wizarding World RelatedEdit
- Unknown Actor as Aidan Lynch
- Unknown Actor as Alexei Levski
- Unknown Actor as Barry Ryan
- Robert Wilfort as Bozo
- Unknown Actress as Clara Ivanova
- Unknown Actor as Connolly
- Amelia Parillon-Samuel as Dancer and other roles
- Steve Mackey as Donaghan Tremlett
- Alex Brock as Extra
- Jenny Crosdale as Extra
- Xorael Harrison as Extra
- Margery Mason as Food trolley lady
- Tom Verrchia as Gabrielle Delacour's Yule Ball dance partner
- Steven Claydon as Gideon Crumb
- Caroline Rovina as Gregory Goyle's Yule Ball dance partner
- Jason Buckle as Heathcote Barbary
- Unknown Actor as Ivan Volkov
- Jonny Greenwood as Kirley Duke
- Unknown Actor as Lev Zograf
- Unknown Actress as Moran
- Unknown Actor as Mullet
- Jarvis Cocker as Myron Wagtail
- Phil Selway as Orsino Thruston
- Unknown Actor as Pyotr Vulchanov
- Unknown Actor as Quigley
- Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter
- Phil Mulryne as Troy
- Unknown Actor as Vasily Dimitrov
- Lisa Osmond as Quidditch Supporter/Death Eater Victim
- Alex Argenti as Igor Karkaroff's Yule Ball partner
- Aston Scott as Extra
- Dominic Rowntree as Supporting Artist
- Ann Ogden as Dancer
- Michael Salami as Dancer (Uncredited)
- Laura Bryan as Extra
- Lia Alu as Witch
- Kyle Cluett as Extra
- Greg Moore as Extra
- Amie Kirby as Dancer
- Sam Morris as Marcus Turner
- Liam Darbon as Extra
- Frankie Chilakalaka as Party Guest
- Luke Robertson as Extra
- Jack Coleby as Extra
- Leon Garner as Extra
- Tom Cox as Extra
- Luke Harrison as Quidditch Player
- Cheri Darbon as Irish Quidditch Fan
Ghosts, Spectres, Photos or Flashback PerformanceEdit
- Unknown Actress as Murcus
- Gizmo, Ook, and Sprout as Hedwig
- Unknown Dog as Fang
- Crackerjack as Crookshanks
- Maximus, Alanis and Cornilus as Mrs Norris
- Unknown Owl as Sirius Black's owl
- Oreo as Crow
Differences between earlier filmsEdit
- The music (except for theme) is no longer by John Williams.
- This is the first film to be rated 12A in the UK and PG-13 in the US.
- Robert Pattinson now plays Cedric Diggory.
- Hermione's hair style remains similar from this film onwards.
Differences from the bookEdit
Chapter 1 Edit
- Frank Bryce's history is omitted completely from the film. The film also erroneously calls him a "caretaker", rather than a gardener.
- In the book, Frank walks with a walking stick, but in the movie, though he still appears to be stiff legged, he does not use any implements to help him walk.
- In the book, the Riddle House is described as having a stone staircase, but in the movie, it is an old rickety wooden staircase.
- In the book, Frank is invited into the room and killed when he demands Voldemort to show himself. In the film, Voldemort does not tell Wormtail to beckon Bryce, but tells him to stand aside and merely kills Bryce at the spot where he was standing.
- Bertha Jorkins' role in the film is taken out entirely, which effectively removes much of the backstory in the main plot of the story. Under the story portrayed for the film, Barty Crouch Jr. has seemingly "escaped" Azkaban without any explanation at all and Voldemort already knows about the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, despite having no source that could have told him these things. It is possible that Wormtail heard some rumours about these events while disguised as a rat, which he was able to relay to his master.
- In the film, Voldemort, Wormtail and Barty Crouch Jr. discuss their plans together in the Riddle House. In the book, Barty Crouch Jr. is not present at all and only learned about the plot after the World Cup had concluded.
- Barty Crouch Jr. does not have straw-coloured hair in the film, but is portrayed with Tennant's natural hair colour.
Chapters 2 - 5 Edit
- The Dursleys are completely omitted from the film. This means that all the scenes that take place at the Dursley residence, such as the invitation from Molly Weasley, do not occur and there is no reference to them at any point in the film.
- Due to timing changes, Harry is awakened by his hurting scar in the Burrow and finds Hermione looking at him, rather than Mrs. Weasley waking them up. The dialogue from Hermione also indicates that she is waking them up for the trek to the Portkey that will take them to the Quidditch World Cup, which means that Harry does not send any letter to Sirius about the dream he had at that point. However, he does send a letter while on the Hogwarts Express, but its contents are unknown.
- Bill, Charlie and Percy Weasley are omitted from the film. This means the only time he sees Bill is when he formally introduces himself during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
- There is no reference at all to Fred and George Weasley having plans to open a joke shop.
Chapter 6 Edit
- There is a continuity error in Hermione's dialogue: she says that she had only just arrived, but the book had already indicated she was at the Burrow long before Harry had arrived there.
- In the film, Arthur Weasley has the whole party going with him, but in the book, only the youngest are travelling with him, as the eldest can Apparate to the Quidditch World Cup.
- Additionally, the film seems to suggest that the entire outing is a surprise by Arthur and that nobody actually knows where they are going, since Ron asks "Dad, where are we going?".
- The film portrays Amos Diggory in a different manner to that of the book. In the film, he is portrayed as a nice man with an affable personality and does not boast about Cedric in any way. This was likely done because Cedric's character was essentially omitted from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) and to create sympathy towards Amos as a character at the film's conclusion.
- In the film, just as the Portkey is about to leave, Mr. Weasley tells Harry to grab the boot. There is also no explanation by anyone as to what a Portkey even does: Fred just states that the boot is a Portkey. Additionally, with the exception of Cedric, Amos and Arthur, all of the others fall flat into the ground, with the former flying graciously through the air.
Chapters 7 - 9 Edit
- The entire role of Ludo Bagman was removed from the film. As a result, every scene throughout the film which involved him is omitted. Therefore, the commentary of the World Cup is done by Cornelius Fudge and Barty Crouch Sr. takes upon the role of judging in all tasks of the Triwizard Tournament. Additionally, this means that Fred and George do not lose any money at all, as their bet is not included.
- Due to Percy Weasley being omitted from the film, there is no mention at all of his new job in the Ministry of Magic.
- The film does not make it clear how Arthur Weasley was supposed to have obtained tickets, as in the book, it was implied that the tickets cost a large amount of gold and therefore, Ludo Bagman gifted some tickets to Arthur for helping him out.
- The camp for the Quidditch World Cup is indicated to be an all-wizard location, though some scenes show Muggles being levitated.
- In the book, every entrant must "check in" with a Ministry official: these scenes are removed in the film.
- The film already shows the tent erected for them, which means that there is no scene where they erect it manually.
- The film portrays Barty Crouch Sr. as having a nice, but stiff and professional, persona: this is different from the book where he is protrayed as harsh and strict, as well as a sticker for rules and regulations.
- There is no scene in the film before the World Cup match involving the Weasley's tent and the party meeting Crouch Sr. and Ludo Bagman, the latter of which was removed from the film.
- The Veela mascots are omitted from the film entirely, while Leprechauns as mascots was minimised heavily. Instead, the Irish National Quidditch team creates a glittering firework of a leprechaun, which is obliterated by the Bulgarian National Quidditch team flying through it.
- The film only shows the teams entering the pitch and Fudge starting the match, with just a vague reference in the following scenes as to who "won" the match. Additionally, the Weasleys only stand in the normal areas and not in the Top Box, and appear to support both sides.
- Several characters at this point in the story, such as Narcissa Malfoy, Stan Shunpike and the Roberts family, are omitted from the film.
- Since the match is nearly all omitted from the film, the scene in which the Death Eaters attack the camp is slightly different: the family is already awake and dancing around the tent, rather than Arthur Weasley needing to go and wake people up.
- The film omits the wood scenes entirely. Therefore, Winky does not exist anywhere in the film and instead of his identity being hidden from the viewer until the very end, Barty Crouch Jr. just seems to turn up randomly in the wrecked camp area to cast Morsmordre. This also changed how Harry was separated from the others: he is knocked unconscious by other spectators and wakes after the attack appears to have stopped.
- Due to the omission of the World Cup, Harry does not lose his wand. As a result, Crouch Jr. already appears in possession of a wand, which he would need to have stolen from someone at some point before he cast Morsmordre. Additionally, the spell was cast after the attack on the camp site to signify murder, rather than being used to scare away the Death Eaters for disloyalty to Lord Voldemort.
- Harry tells Crouch Sr. about the unknown man who cast the spell in the film, rather than Hermione.
- Additionally, there is absolutely no reference in the film series to the prejudice against house-elves or the "Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare", the society that Hermione created. The entire subplot is not acknowledged in later films, due to the removal of non-important elves.
Chapters 10 - 12 Edit
- Most of the scenes that take place in the Burrow after the World Cup are omitted from the film, with the newspaper report about "Ministry Messups" being mentioned by Hermione on the train to Hogwarts instead.
- Ron receives his dress robes via Eroll in the film, rather than being given to him by Mrs Weasley, as she was omitted.
- The scenes on the Hogwarts Express are slightly different in the film. In the book, the compartment that the trio are sitting in is right next to Draco Malfoy, who overhears their conversations and drops subtle hints about the Triwizard Tournament. Additionally, several of Harry's friends enter the compartment before Malfoy enters.
- Ron attempts to purchase a packets of Drooble's Best Blowing Gum and a Liquorice Wand, but only has enough for the Drooble's. This scene is reminiscent of the book's scene whereby Ron cannot purchase the Omnioculars for the World Cup.
- There is no scene with Peeves throwing water balloons at the arriving students as they enter the Great Hall, as Peeves is omitted from all of the film's.
- In the book, the students of Hogwarts have already changed into their school robes, but in the film, the students wear normal Muggle attire when the delegation of students from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive, which additionally occurs at the very beginning of the school year in the movie, rather than at the Hallowe'en Feast as in the book.
- The order of house tables in the film is different to how they appear in the film. In the film, the tables are ordered as "Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin", whereas this is "Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor" in the book.
- In the books, the house tables are covered in white linen tablecloth, but in the movies they are bare.
- The composite, movie only, character Nigel Wolpert replaces the characters Colin and Dennis Creevey, who was omitted from the films.
- Padma Patil is erroneously depicted as being a Gryffindor student in the films, when she is actually a Ravenclaw student in the book.
- Filius Flitwick sits next to Hagrid in the film, rather than next to Pomona Sprout, as a result of the movie's alteration of having the delegation of students from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arriving at the beginning of the year. This also includes a humorous scene in which Hagrid stabs Flitwick's hand by accident with a fork.
- Due to the removal of house-elves from the film series, the character of Nearly Headless Nick is omitted and does not tell Hermione about the elves who wander the school.
- In the book, Mad-Eye Moody enters the Great Hall through the main entrance, but in the film, he enters through the door at the back. The movies, and later the video games, make this back room the Trophy Room, so he could not have possibly entered the school through this route, although it's possible that he used the Floo Network or broke into the school. Additionally, his presence is only known to all people in the school when he casts a spell into the Enchanted Ceiling to calm it down from a storm, rather than the doors flying open and everyone turning to look.
- Moody's appearance in the film differs from that in the book. In the books, Moody is described as having a long mane of grizzled grey hair, with his magical eye being simply a gigantic eye in his eye socket. In the movie, he has a greyish blonde, seemingly shorter mane of hair with his magical eye being reminiscent of an eye patch. According to production on the film, the film makers originally tried multiple looks for Moody, including one that was relatively similar to how he was described in the books, but ultimately settled on his final look in the finished films.
- Due to the removal of scenes at the Burrow, the explanation of the word "Auror" is given by Ron Weasley after Dean Thomas asks what it means. Additionally, Seamus Finnegan ponders out loud on the contents of Moody's hip-flask, which is given through thoughts and descriptions in the book from Harry himself.
- In the book, Fred Weasley yells “You’re JOKING” when Dumbledore announces the Triwizard Tournament. In the movie, he and George both say in union (though much more quietly, “Wicked!” and do not cause the school to roar or Dumbledore to tell of his joke about the troll, hag and leprechaun at the bar that he heard over the summer.
- In the film version, Barty Crouch Sr. co-explains some of the rules of the Tournament with Dumbledore. Fred & George react a lot more strongly towards the no-one-under-the-age-of-17 rule by yelling “That’s rubbish!” as opposed to the book where they just gave angry glares. Neither Crouch nor Dumbledore forewarn the students about hoodwinking the Goblet of Fire. Hermione merely tells Fred and George about the Age-line and its purpose when the two attempt to bypass it. There is also no mention of the Tournament’s history in the film version.
- There is no mention of the thousand galleon prize money won from the tournament in the film version. It is merely stated that whoever wins the tournament will have “eternal glory” meaning that they will be greatly prized, which could include large amounts of money.
- Harry & co. walking up to the Gryffindor dormitory and discussing ways to bypass the Age-line with Fred and George, along with Neville falling through the invisible step on the Grand Staircase, and later meeting with Dean and Seamus in their dormitory is omitted. Harry & Ron do discuss what it would be like to enter and win the tournament right before Fred and George attempt to enter their names, however. One can also see Dean’s West Ham football among other memorabilia in the boys’ dormitory in the later scene when Harry and Ron argue over Harry’s entry in the Triwizard Tournament.
Chapters 13 - 16 Edit
- The Blast-Ended Skrewts are completely omitted from the film.
- The only lesson seen in the film is the lesson by Mad-Eye Moody in which he explains and demonstrates the Unforgivable Curses.
- Additionally, nobody is seen doing homework throughout the film and the Triwizard Tournament seems to be the main focus of the student's time.
- The scenes involving Sybill Trelawney and her classes are also omitted from the film, which means there is no scene at all where Harry's scar burns during a Divination class. This omission causes, amongst other similar omissions, plot holes for the next film.
- The scene with Draco Malfoy harassing the trio is slightly altered in the film. The film places Draco in the Transfiguration Courtyard and he harasses Harry about the tournament, before he attempts to jinx Harry without Harry noticing and is stopped by Moody. In the book, Draco harasses Ron about an article in the Daily Prophet about his father.
- During the DADA class, Moody addresses Lavender Brown by saying "You need to put that away, Miss Brown, when I'm talking.". This line is changed in the film to address Seamus Finnegan by saying "You need to find a better place to put your chewing gum besides the underside of your desk Mr. Finnigan!". This is because Lavender's character is omitted from the film.
- In the film, Moody demonstrates the three Unforgivable Curses on a single spider, ultimately killing it. In the book, he uses a different spider for each one. Additionally, he is also shown using the Imperius Curse on students - despite it being illegal to do - in order to teach them how to overcome its effects.
- The film implies that Durmstrang is an all-boy school and Beauxbatons all-girl. However, in the book, there is a boy in Beauxbatons and a girl in Durmstrang.
- There is no reference made to Fleur Delacour being a part-Veela in the film, though all the students from Beauxbatons are shown to be very attractive. Additionally, the film also depicts the Beauxbatons students being a happy group rather than sullen and unhappy.
- The students from Hogwarts greet the visitors from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang at the Front Hall in the book, but in the film, the Hogwarts residents sit in the Great Hall and the guests enter the hall in dramatic style.
- The Goblet of Fire's appearance differs in the book, whereby it is seen as a small cup that is pulled out of a casket, whereas in the film, it's hidden behind a large frame and cannot seemingly be moved.
- Only Fred and George Weasley attempt to circumvent the Age Line that is placed around the Goblet of Fire in the film. Additionally, when the potion goes wrong, they begin fighting with a cheering crowd, whereas they simply take it in their stride and go to Madam Pomfrey in the book.
- A few unnamed students place their names in the Goblet of Fire, but in the book, none of the named characters from the book place their names into it, excepting the eventual contenders.
Chapters 17 - 20 Edit
- The room at the back of the hall is unnamed in the book, but in the films and video games, this is stated to be the Trophy Room.
- Dumbledore's reaction to Harry's name exiting the Goblet is completely different. In the book, he remains calm and passively asks Harry whether he put his name into the Goblet. In the film, he acts very aggressively towards Harry, even pushing him into a bunch of trophies in the room to demand an answer from Harry about the name.
- All of the Slytherins in the book support Cedric Diggory, but it is never brought up in the film.
- In the book, only the Gryffindors accept Harry's name being drawn from the cup, with the exception of Ron. However, the film additionally includes Cedric as someone accepting Harry's name.
- The attempted attack on each other by Draco and Harry, with the spells Densaugeo and Furnunculus respectively, are omitted from the film.
- Harry receives the letter from Sirius in the Gryffindor Tower in the book, but in the film, he receives it in the Owlery. Additionally, the owl in the film has a tendency to bite people, which the owl in the book does not do.
- The role of Rita Skeeter is reduced significantly in the film, including the detail that she is an unregistered Animagus.
- The speech error by Hagrid, where he incorrectly says "Bong-sewer", is not shown in the film, as he correctly says "Bonsoir".
- Charlie's appearance in the forest is omitted, though Hagrid mentions him. This also includes Charlie congratulating Harry after the task is completed.
- The scene in which Harry speaks to his godfather in the fireplace of Gryffindor Tower is altered. In the film, he speaks to Sirius long before he finds out about the dragons, which means that he does not ask him how to deal with them.
- Hermione hugs Harry just before the First Task begins, with Rita's photographer capturing the moment and trying to suggest that there is romance between them. This does not happen in the book, but the romantic implication remains, though via Colin Creevey.
- The method in which Harry completes the First Task differs substantially between the various media's. In the book, he uses a clever and skilled flying strategy, but in the film, the dragon escapes the safety of the arena and chases Harry all over Hogwarts, before Harry tricks the dragon into hitting a bridge. Additionally, Hermione has to remind Harry to use his wand in the film, but does not require this reminder in the book.
- The score by the judge's at the end of the task is completely omitted, with only a very vague reference to a leaderboard in place at the Second Task by Dumbledore.
- The scene in which Ron forgives Harry is more dramatic and awkward in the film, which additionally takes place in the celebration party at the Common Room, rather than outside in the Grounds.
21. The House-elf Liberation FrontEdit
- All mention of S.P.E.W. is taken out from the film, as no elves are featured. Hermione's attempt to liberate house-elves from servitude is completely erased. Some House-Elves are very briefly shown earlier in the movie riding atop of camels at the Quidditch World Cup, however.
- Since Rita Skeeter's role is reduced in the film the part of her being banned from Hogwarts by Dumbledore at some point after the first task is taken out.
- As the lessons were mainly taken out from the film, the part where Rita Skeeter shows up during a Care of Magical Creatures lesson to get an interview with Hagrid is omitted.
- Hogwarts Kitchens is omitted.
22. The Unexpected TaskEdit
- Harry and Ron spend much more time trying to figure out who to ask to the Yule Ball in the book than they do in the film.
23. The Yule BallEdit
- In the book, Draco's date to the ball is Pansy Parkinson, in the film, he is seen with a Beauxbatons girl.
- In the book, Seamus Finnigan goes to the Yule Ball with Lavender Brown, whereas in the film he goes with a Beauxbatons student.
- In the book Hermione's Yule Ball dress is supposed to be periwinkle and her hair is supposed to be in a neat bun, whereas in the film her dress is pink and her hair is not in a neat bun.
- Ron complains about his dress robes in both book and film. But in the film, he also adds that he looks and smells like his Great-Aunt Tessie.
- In the book, Harry wears bottle green dress robes. However in the film, he wears black dress robes.
- In the book, the Yule Ball has a feast before the people begin to dance, however in the film, the people suddenly begin to dance immediately after the Triwizard champions enter the Great Hall and the feast never is even mentioned.
- Also, Percy does not appear at the ball in place of Mr. Crouch, as his character is completely omitted from the film.
- In the book, when Harry refuses to dance with Parvati Patil, she leaves him for a Beauxbatons boy. However in the film, she leaves him for a Durmstrang boy, as Beauxbatons is portrayed as an all-girls school in the movie.
- In the book, Harry and Ron, dumped by their dates, go for a walk around the school grounds when they see Igor Karkaroff showing the Dark Mark to Professor Snape and Hagrid revealing to Madame Maxime that he is a half-giant. In the film, Harry and Ron do not walk across the grounds, and return to their dormitory soon after Ron argues with Hermione about her going with Viktor Krum to the ball. However, Karkaroff shows the Dark Mark to Snape later in the film and Hagrid too reveals to Madame Maxime about him being a half-giant before the ball.
- In the film, Harry goes to bed and has another nightmare of the Riddle graveyard and Frank's murder. In the book, there is no mention of a nightmare the evening of the Yule Ball. In the book, this happens later during a Divination class, and the dream is of a different content.
24. Rita Skeeter's ScoopEdit
- The storyline involving the revelation that Hagrid is a half-giant is taken out, as well as Rita Skeeter revealing it and the scandal that followed afterwards. Though there is a minor reference to this in the film where Hagrid reveals to Madame Maxime that he is a half giant.
- Professor Grubbly-Plank is taken too. This causes a continuity error in the next film where Dumbledore says to welcome Professor Grubbly-Plank "back", although this may have happened offscreen.
25. The Egg and the EyeEdit
- Since the part about Crouch Sr. going missing because of an "illness" is removed, a later scene where Harry sees "Barty Crouch" on the Marauder's Map and suspects Crouch Sr. of wrongdoing is also omitted.
- The part of Harry turning over the Marauder's Map to "Moody" and later getting it back after the fake Moody was exposed as Barty Crouch Jr. was omitted. An promotional photo of an unreleased deleted scene does show Harry entering the Prefect's Bathroom with the Map however.
26. The Second TaskEdit
- In the film, during the Second Task, the champions jump into the lake from wooden platforms built in the middle of the lake. But in the book the champions started from the shore.
- In the book for the Second Task, Moody/Crouch Jr. gives Neville Longbottom a book on aquatic plants so that Harry can learn about gillyweed from it by borrowing the book from Neville. However, when this fails, Moody/Crouch Jr. successfully sets a series of events allowing Dobby to learn of the gillyweed and steal it from Snape's storage to give it to Harry. In the film, Neville tells Harry about gillyweed and provides him with it, stealing it from Snape's storage after learning of its existence from the book Moody/Crouch Jr. gave him. Also, in the book, the book he gives Neville is titled Magical Plants of the Mediterannean; in the movie, it is titled Magical Plants of the Highland Loch.
- Harry does not meet Myrtle again while underwater in the lake.
- In the book, Harry frees Ron and Gabrielle Delacour using a piece of rock with a jagged edge to sever their bonds; in the film, he severs them magically.
- In the book, Crouch Sr. does not appear as a judge during the second task (because of Lord Voldemort's Imperius curse) and Percy appears for him. But in the film, Crouch Sr. judges the second task. Following the second task, Crouch walks alongside Harry and praises him, while in the book, Crouch never speaks with Harry personally. This is presumably to account for the fact that Ludo Bagman had been omitted from the film, as Bagman did congratulate Harry for his performance in the first task in the book.
27. Padfoot ReturnsEdit
- When Snape accuses Harry of stealing the gillyweed (in the book, done by Dobby; the film it was Neville) and ingredients for Polyjuice Potion (done by Moody/Crouch Jr. in both book and film) from his private stores, his storage is a closet off the hall rather than in his office in the dungeons, and occurs after the Pensieve scene instead of beforehand.
- Sirius' visit with Harry in Hogsmeade was taken out (although it was filmed and left on the cutting room floor). As a result of the edits, Gary Oldman, despite receiving star billing, appears on screen in only a single scene of the film.
- Harry's conversation with Sirius Black about Crouch Jr. is taken out, and instead, he first learns about Crouch Jr. when he sees him in Dumbledore's Pensieve.
- Since Harry's conversation with Sirius is taken out, Crouch Sr.'s backstory regarding his past ambitions to become the Minister for Magic was taken out as well.
28. The Madness of Mr. CrouchEdit
- In the film, Moody (Crouch Jr. under the influence of Polyjuice Potion) has a tell-tale tongue twitch that reveals to the viewer that the person they are seeing is Barty in disguise. Crouch Sr. notices "Moody" doing this and realises that it is really his son. In the book, it is a complete mystery until the end and there is no tongue flicking at all.
- In the film, instead of seeing Crouch Sr. going mad and then disappearing, only to later find out that his son killed him, Harry simply finds him dead.
- In the book Crouch Sr. was killed because he was able to resist the Imperius curse and escaped to Hogwarts to warn Dumbledore of Voldemort's plot only to be intercepted by his son and killed before he could succeed. In the film it was because he realised "Moody" was his son and was killed to hide this discovery. Because of this change the part of Crouch Sr.'s body being transfigured into a bone, then buried in Hagrid's garden to cover up his death has been omitted.
- In the film, Hagrid, Ron and Hermione walk with Harry into the Forbidden Forest when he finds Mr Crouch dead. However, in the book, Harry and Viktor Krum walk into the Forest to talk about Hermione.
29. The DreamEdit
- Because of the differing circumstances to how Crouch Sr. died, the part where Harry has a dream of Voldemort punishing Wormtail for failing to properly monitor Crouch Sr. was taken out.
- Since Crouch Sr. was seen dead in the film instead of "disappearing" the part of Fudge and Dumbledore debating on what happened to him and Fudge making a wild accusation that Olympe Maxime was the likely culprit due to her Half-giant background was taken out.
30. The PensieveEdit
- Bellatrix Lestrange was taken out
- The Dementors are omitted from the film, and do not appear in the Pensieve, or in the Maze as a boggart. Instead, men in black take Barty Crouch Jr away, and as mentioned below, nothing stands in the way of the champions in the last challenge.
- In the book, during the trial for Igor Karkaroff, Moody has two normal eyes. In the film he has his magical eye but is missing part of his nose.
- In the film there is no mention made of Crouch Jr.'s death (in the book he was supposed to have died in Azkaban, but as a favour for Crouch Sr.'s wife, who was dying, he switched his son's body with his wife's with the use of Polyjuice Potion.), which would explain why Dumbledore is not surprised to hear about Crouch being in Harry's vision.
- In the book, Crouch Jr. denied all involvement in the torture of Alice and Frank Longbottom at the Wizengamot trial, and begs his father to spare him. In the film, Igor Karkaroff snitches on Crouch Jr. about the torture of Mr. and Mrs Longbottom, which leads him trying to escape. He then cruelly spits out to Crouch Sr., "Hello father" during his arrest, showing that he is openly proud of his involvement in evil, whereas in the book he deceivingly denies all the claims.
- In the book, when Harry enters the Pensieve, he sees three trials - one for Igor Karkaroff, one for Ludo Bagman, and the other for Barty Crouch Jr, and Bellatrix , Rodolphus and Rabastan Lestrange. These are all merged into one trial for Igor Karkaroff, and the Bellatrix Lestrange, the Dementors, and Ludo Bagman are cut.
- Mr. Crouch was proud to send his son to Azkaban in the book, and his son begged him not to send him there. But in the film, his son never tries to avoid Azkaban, and Mr. Crouch felt horrified about having to do it, although Barty Crouch Jr. does seem to try to escape their clutches.
- Liquorice Snaps do not appear in the books. In the book version, Harry encounters the Pensieve though seeing a reflection of its light on the case of the sword of Gryffindor (which does not appear in the film), from the Pensieve's cabinet being left slightly open. In the film version, Harry helps himself to some Liquorice Snaps, which attack him and cause him to jump backwards and accidentally open the Pensieve's compartment.
- Dumbledore and Harry's discussion of what Harry saw in the Pensieve and his dreams is cut short and Dumbledore leaves Harry with a more peculiar resolution, which is to "cast the dreams away" instead of explaining about the dreams being a result of Voldemort cursing him with his scar.
31. Third TaskEdit
- In the book, the maze is confined solely to the Quiddich Field, but in the film, the Maze goes spans the length and width of a whole valley, going on for several miles.
- In the book, the Triwizard Cup is placed at the center of the maze, while it's exact location is never disclosed in the film.
- In the film, Amos Diggory attends the third task of the tournament with Arthur Weasley. However, in the book, Bill and Molly are there with him instead. Bill and Molly are cut from the film overall, while Arthur Weasley is the only one of the older Weasley family members that did not attend any of the tasks in the book.
- Mrs Diggory is omitted from the film.
- The Sphinx during the third task of the Triwizard tournament is omitted.
- In the film, there are no creatures or obstacles in the hedge maze, whereas in the book, several creatures stand in the way of the Cup. Also, in the film the hedges are the obstacles and are bewitched to frequently change corridors into walls. Also, the roots are also bewitched to tie up the wizards in the maze. They attack both Cedric Diggory (who gets rescued by Harry, reversing the book) and Fleur Delacour who is stunned and dragged into the hedges.
- In the book, the name of of the red-star spell is not revealed. In the film, its name is Periculum.
- When Krum is bewitched in the third task, he uses "Crucio!" instead of "Stupefy!" on Cedric Diggory.
- In the book version of the third task, Harry meets a Sphinx, a Blast-Ended Skrewt, Acromantula, and other obstacles such as the golden mist, while in the film, he does not meet anything. Instead the maze itself comes alive. These creatures are shown in a set top game found on the home media devices of the movie however.
- In the book, Harry and Cedric send up red sparks for Krum, but in the film, they leave him there.
- Cedric is attacked by a spider in the third task, an event omitted by the film.
- In the book, Cedric is stubborn about taking the cup.
- In the book, Harry injures his leg during his fight with the spider.
- Instead of Cedric having the choice between saving Harry and the cup, it is the other way around.
- When Cedric and Harry end up in the graveyard, in the book Harry asks "Where are we?" instead of Cedric saying it like in the movie.
32. Flesh, Blood and BoneEdit
- In the film, Barty Crouch Jr. and Wormtail call Voldemort by his own name, something which does not occur in the novel.
- Cedric says "Who are you what do you want!?" to Wormtail before he gets killed in the film. He is not able to say anything in the book.
- In the book, ordinary conjured ropes were used to bind Harry in the graveyard. In the film, a sinister statue is animated to bind Harry with its scythe.
- In the book, Pettigrew had to give robes to Voldemort when he was reborn. In the film, they simply materialized on him as he re-birthed.
- In the book, after Voldemort is reborn, he tells Harry about his history, including murdering his father and his mother's death during childbirth. In the film, this is omitted, since Voldemort appeared to have been forgetting about Harry being in the graveyard and was talking to the Death Eaters. Although, Voldemort tells Harry that he is standing on the bones of his father
- Also, in the film, Voldemort looks down at Cedric and touches him with his foot referring to him as 'such a handsome boy' to which Harry shouts "Don't touch him!" and this is how Voldemort starts speaking with Harry.
- In the book, Voldemort's eyes are red. In the film they are blue. The director had made this choice, because more emotion could be put into blue eyes than into red. Voldemort's eyes remain blue for the rest of the films following Goblet of Fire.
33. The Death EatersEdit
- In the book, when in the graveyard Voldemort touches Harry's cheek, whereas in the film he touches his scar.
- In the Italian version, the character Crabbe is not called Tiger in the cemetery (Crabbe's Italian version name). He is called Crabbe as in the original version.
34. Priori IncantatemEdit
- In the book, while Harry and Voldemort's wands are locked in Priori Incantatum, they are seemingly levitated to another part of the graveyard with no headstones. This does not happen in the film.
- In the film, after Harry returns from the graveyard with Cedric's body, Harry starts crying over it as he is devastated by Cedric's death. Harry crying did not happen in the book until later in the hospital (where Molly comforted him).
- In the book, Harry finds out that Barty Crouch Jr, acting as Moody in disguise, put his name into the Goblet of Fire and imperiused Viktor Krum so he would put the Cruciatus curse on Cedric Diggory, by Barty telling him. In the film, after being given hints on how Hagrid, Cedric, and Neville were able to help Harry through the Tasks, he knows that the impostor Moody put his name into the Goblet of Fire.
- In the book, Dumbledore uses the Stunning Spell to subdue Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised as Alastor Moody). In the film he uses the Disarming Charm.
- In the book, Crouch Jr.'s disguise as Alastor Moody wears off since he forgot to take his most recent Polyjuice Potion dosage due to the excitement of that night's events regarding Voldemort's rebirth. In the film, it is due to him running out of Polyjuice Potion.
- In the book, Crouch Jr. reverts back to his original form and is then subjected to Veritaserum, where he then is forced to reveal how he got out of Azkaban and how he orchestrated the scheme to resurrect Voldemort. In the film, Crouch Jr. is subjected to Veritaserum while in Moody's guise, he then is forced to reveal that he is not Moody and indicates where the true Moody is, but no further interrogation continues.
- In the film, when Crouch Jr. is finally captured, there is no explanation as to how he escaped Azkaban. Indeed, this creates a plot-hole, as it was a serious matter when Sirius escaped, and without Crouch being assumed dead in the film, it is unknown how Crouch's escape would have gone unnoticed. Dumbledore then tells McGonagall to inform Azkaban that they have a prisoner missing, even though he learned about Crouch being at large much earlier on, when Harry told him about his dream.
- Moody's chest is shown not as having seven different compartments that each open to a different lock, but a nested set of seven chests with the real Moody imprisoned in the innermost. however, it is possible that there are different compartments in the film, but since there are presumably undetectable extension charms on all of them, when one is chosen it appears to come out of the other chests.
36. The Parting of the WaysEdit
- The title of this chapter was mentioned in dialogue between Mr. Weasley and Mr. Diggory upon departure from each other at the campsite of the Quidditch World Cup earlier in the film. It is also mentioned on the scene selections of the film's home media devices as the name of the final scene in the movie.
- In the film, instead of being asked to bring Barty Crouch Jr. to Dumbledore's office, McGonagall is sent to inform Azkaban of a missing prisoner. Also, the scene where she loses control and shrieks at Cornelius Fudge has been omitted.
- The film also omits Fudge ordering the Dementor's Kiss on Barty Crouch Jr, and the beginning of his doubt of Dumbledore and Harry. The latter part is covered in the following film, and is glimpsed earlier in this film upon Harry entering Dumbledore's office before an argument between Fudge and Dumbledore.
- Barty Crouch Jr.'s receiving the Dementor's Kiss is omitted. He is last seen being held prisoner by his former comrade Severus Snape. What becomes of him is unknown, although in the book, Crouch Jr.'s being kissed was a critical part of Fudge's denial that Voldemort was back: since the Hospital Wing scene was omitted, it creates a strange consistency error in the next film that just makes it seem like Fudge wanted to create a random smear campaign against Harry, even though he had not been told that Voldemort had returned at any point.
37. The BeginningEdit
- In the novel there is a memorial feast in the Great Hall; however in the film instead of a feast, the Great Hall was used by Dumbledore to host a gathering of the students with his speech to pay respect to Cedric Diggory.
- The train ride home on the Hogwart's Express is omitted. Therefore a scene that is omitted is where Harry gives Fred and George Weasley his Triwizard Tournament winnings so they can open up their joke shop. This causes some continuity problems with the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which begs the question as to how the twins got the money to supply their dream of opening a joke shop. However, as the Weasley twins are shown gathering money from people's bets of the Triwizard Tournament throughout the film, it is possible that they could have gotten money for their joke shop through that.
- Since Rita Skeeter's beetle form was omitted her secret partnership with Draco Malfoy who helped provided quotes for her articles and was aware of her animagus ability was omitted also.
- In the Welcoming Feast at the start of term in Hogwarts, when Mr. Filch is running up to Dumbledore, he passes Ron Weasley twice.
- Also in the Welcoming Feast, Seamus Finnigan can be seen sitting next to Ron Weasley. But later in this scene he is shown sitting next to Hermione, on the other side of the table.
- During Moody's unforgivable curse lesson, when he writes down "unforgivable curses," the "o" in the word unforgivable is large, but when he has the spider under the Imperius Curse, the o is smaller.
- In the scene when Moody is about to chase Draco Malfoy his staff is sticking out at an angle but when we next see it it is up straight. Also when he goes towards Draco after turning him into a ferret saying You stinking, cowardly, scummy." he is using his staff for support but after Draco says the line "My father will hear about this" and chases him he is chasing him without support.
- When Fred throws Ron the note about the ball that is coming up soon it is written at the top of the page with four lines but when Ron reads it, it only has three lines and is in the centre of the page.
- After the second task you can see Hermione giving up her towel to Harry, but when it cuts forth and back to Dumbledore, she has got the towel wrapped around her again. They go back to her and she just has a robe, and no towel.
- Before the four competitors enter the maze, Amos Diggory hugs Cedric and says "Good luck, that's my boy," while he says that, his lips do not move.
- During the maze challenge, Harry completely rips Cedric's shirt. However, just a second later, his shirt is seen only slightly ripped at places.
- When Voldemort and Harry duel near to the end, Harry holds the wand with one hand, then a few seconds later with two. Then one again, then two, each at back and forth when it cuts.
- During the Priori Incantatem effect, Cedric's body is seen just a couple feet away from the Portkey. A few moments later when Harry summons it, it seems a long way off.
- Despite Percy Weasley having been omitted from the film, a person that looks very much like Percy appears briefly in the end scene where the students are saying goodbye to their guests.
Behind the scenesEdit
- After filming his appearance as Barty Crouch Jr., David Tennant was cast as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in Doctor Who. Notwithstanding a brief earlier cameo, Tennant's first solo performance as the Doctor occurred in a 7-minute mini-episode that aired during the 2005 Children in Need Appeal. This special episode was broadcast on 18 November 2005 -- the same day The Goblet of Fire was released in theatres. (In another coincidence, the Weasley's family tent, featuring during the World Cup sequence, is shown as being bigger on the inside, just like the Doctor's TARDIS. Also, both Goblet of Fire and the mini-episode feature another actor changing into David Tennant.) Funny enough, the episode in which David first appears in Doctor Who (his brief cameo) is called The Parting of The Ways. In this episode, the previous Doctor (played by Christopher Eccleston) changes into him. In the same chapter in this movie, another character (Mad-Eye Moody) changes into David Tennant.
- Coincidentally, the first part of the seventh film Deathly Hallows, was also released on the same day as Children in Need 2010, 5 years later.
- In the ending credits a line reads, "No Dragons were harmed in the making of this movie". This is a reference to the First task, in which Harry caused his dragon (the Hungarian Horntail) to be greatly injured in a fall.
- In the scene when Harry warns Cedric about the dragons, Seamus can be overheard talking to Ron about how he manages to blow objects up, a running gag in other Harry Potter films.
- The scene, where Harry wakes up after having a dream about Voldemort, when he murders Frank Bryce, was the last scene filmed.
- This is the only film were the title appears without fading in. Instead the "Harry Potter" part pans in from the skies, and the "Goblet of Fire" letters appear through a blue flame like effect.
- This is the third film that has no lightning during the title. The first one is Chamber of Secrets and the second one is Prisoner of Azkaban. This may be a result of the new director, hired after the second film.
- This is the second of only two films in which the title is not placed in between clouds (the first being Prisoner of Azkaban).
- In the book, Cedric sends sparks into the air to notify that someone needed help. The spell was not known in the book, but in the film, the spell is revealed to be Periculum.
- Last Harry Potter film series to feature Quidditch until Half-Blood Prince. It is seen in this film, but only the World Cup is shown.
- First appearance of Honeydukes Express lady since Philosopher's Stone.
- The Hogwarts song mentioned in the book version of Philosopher's Stone appears in the film as a deleted scene.
- It is interesting to note that the majority of the main and supporting males had the longest hair of any of the eight films in this movie.
- The reflection of Nagini slithering by can be seen in the WB logo at the beginning of the movie.
- This is the only Harry Potter film not to feature Julie Walters as Molly Weasley.
- Robert Pattinson is the only actor who has been in both the Harry Potter and Twilight Films, and supposedly, he has stated if he never stared in Twilight he would hate it and he liked playing both characters but a small rumour has been floating around that he prefers Cedric.
Home video release datesEdit
- 7 March, 2006: Canada, United States
- 10 March, 2006: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
- 17 March, 2006: Singapore, Thailand
- 20 March, 2006: United Kingdom
- 23 March, 2006: Egypt
- 25 March, 2006: Iceland
- 27 March, 2006: Greece, Russia
- 29 March, 2006: Australia, Finland
- 31 March, 2006: South Africa
- 3 April, 2006: Czech Republic, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey
- 21 April, 2006: Japan
- 14 June, 2006: Belgium
- 11 December, 2007: United States (HD DVD/Blu-ray)
- 19 October, 2010: United States (DVD/Blu-ray Ultimate Edition Box Set)
- 1 June, 2011: United States (Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy Combo Pack)
- 7 September, 2012: Wizard's Collection (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet + "Creating the World of Harry Potter")
Box office performanceEdit
The film grossed $290 million in the USA-Canada market out of $896 million worldwide.This ranked it second behind the Stone film among the first four Harry Potter films released,and it was for a while among the top 10 worldwide all-time, but it is now 11th (the films passing it worldwide including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (soundtrack)
Notes and referencesEdit
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- ↑ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0571383/
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- ↑ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0916884/
- ↑ http://www.listal.com/movie/harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire/cast
- ↑ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0254332/
- ↑ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1154160/
- ↑ http://www.total-talent.com/view.php?uid=255932
- ↑ http://www.total-talent.com/view.php?uid=56531
- ↑ http://www.total-talent.com/view.php?uid=153738